Monday, January 14, 2008

It's a Chicken Soup kind of day

I made up some chicken soup tonight- it was a little spicy (too much black pepper) but seemed like the perfect meal as we ate it watching our street grow more and more white with snow by the minute. Sean has been eating solids now for a couple months, and for Christmas I was given a food mill by my brother and sister in law Will and Stacey. This thing is awesome!
Some of you may know that Ryan and I are a little particular about some things, one of which is food. So you can only imagine how we are with the food we give Sean. So this food mill allows me to grind up anything I have made that is to solid for Sean to eat. So tonight Sean had some pureed broccoli and chicken soup! Thanks Will and Stacey!

I have also been meaning to post a little about a few of Sean's Christmas presents . . . as mentioned above, Ryan and I are a little particular, so before Christmas we asked our family not to get Sean toys that had flashing lights or made a lot of noise, but rather toys that would stimulate his mind and that were lead paint free :) . I know, BORING! So Uncle Will thought he would teach us a lesson by giving Sean:
I am happy to report that Sean already knows his multiplication so well that he has now moved to using the cards as chew toys!

Some other great toys Sean got from family are also in the photo. Shape sorter, stackable color things, oh and you might recognize that creature like thing on the side . . . . yes that is a giant stuffed E coli. I was going to take it to school, but Sean seems really into the enormous eyes (and no, E coli don't really have eyes).
Thank you family for putting up with us and for encouraging Sean in his learning and growing! We love you all!


Rebekah said...

the soup looks delicious, you should post your recipe. I bet it tasted particularly good with the beautiful snow falling...
Sean is just so adorable, Chris mentioned that after we got home from Church yesterday, he said he was being particularly hilarious and cute! We just love your family!

eTo and Pao said...

Hey guys!

We got your postcard a couple of days ago! :) Thanks for including us in your holiday greetings :)

We also sent you a card, but i dunno if you got it yet... this darn slow snail mail service...

Anyways, it makes us glad to see little Sean growing up healthy and smart and that you guys are doing well.

Big hug!

Aleah said...

That's the same food mill that we used! It was so handy to take everywhere!

Love the gift talk. We did that for Ethan's 1st or 2nd B-day (books only) but it didn't go over too well with some of the family!

Have fun with the flash cards, that's great!

Jenny said...

I'm still waiting for Bryan's next ABC book..."Bacteria ABCs"

I'm around if he needs us to brainstorm! ;)